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Hi,

 

is it possible to rotate or flip single glyphs (letters/characters) in text, without converting it to paths?

It would be a very useful feature in logo design or typographic design.

 

Thank you.

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I am looking for the very same option, but can't find it.

Alternatively I would convert the character to a path, manipulate it outside the text line and then... I would like to add it as a mere vector object to the text line, but that does not seem to work either. Does anyone have an idea for this?

I would like to get this result I had done in Adobe Illustrator before:

Bildschirmfoto 2018-07-18 um 14.35.21.png

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Thank you very much for you fast reply and creative work-around! I just tried it and I think for now I can work with that.

For the future of Designer an option to rotate individual characters would be a nice-to-have feature – but the other option: to add vector (or pixel) objects to a line or frame of text is an essential function, I believe.

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Ah, kinda like CorelDraw can do...and always has. And here also lifted off the baseline.

capture-002003.png.1ef0cd726dd81724f201263a712ef353.png


My computer is a nothing-special Toshiba laptop with unremarkable specs running Windows 10 64-bit.

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1 hour ago, PixelPest said:

Same here - and I just found a perfect place for it: go dig it.

rotateGlyph.jpeg.e1a3bf7dbda92c50bd51c964dbdeb415.jpeg

I suppose you are on Mac, the Windows version does not offer this possibility.

Rotation lettre.png

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9 minutes ago, MikeW said:

Ah, kinda like CorelDraw can do...and always has. And here also lifted off the baseline.

capture-002003.png.1ef0cd726dd81724f201263a712ef353.png

Even DrawPlus allowed the rotation and movement of one or more letters without vectorization.

DP rotation lettre.png

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17 minutes ago, PixelPest said:

Ceci est juste une maquette : 7_sweat_smile:

Excellent, I walked hard! :D

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I'd like to rotate text partially but only single glyph.
When it's in vertical text format, it's called "Tate Chu Yoko" in Japan.

rotation.png

tatechuyoko.png

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5 hours ago, PixelPest said:

What might work for you is this via copy&paste:

I see, interesting. so it's like inline object?
Would be nicer if I could do with text style like Adobe.
Especially, when I handle long text that contains many of these.
 

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Sure it´s just a crutch for rotating glyphs - but the ability pasting any graphic element (and groups) into text is gold I missed so badly from Freehand!

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1 hour ago, PixelPest said:

Sure it´s just a crutch for rotating glyphs - but the ability pasting any graphic element (and groups) into text is gold I missed so badly from Freehand!

Sure this is unique feature that Adobe/Corel doesn't have.

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1 hour ago, ashf said:

Sure this is unique feature that Adobe/Corel doesn't have.

Unless I am misunderstanding the issue, are you sure CD cannot rotate one or more glyphs in a text stream?

Capture_000088.png.9623d0059d7e8292152831486de086e1.png


My computer is a nothing-special Toshiba laptop with unremarkable specs running Windows 10 64-bit.

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15 minutes ago, MikeW said:

Unless I am misunderstanding the issue, are you sure CD cannot rotate one or more glyphs in a text stream?

PixelPest and I are talking about inline objects but glyph rotation.


Though Adobe's "Tate Chu Yoko" feature can style rotated text(not single glyph) in a text object but it's only 90 degrees.

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27 minutes ago, MikeW said:

Unless I am misunderstanding the issue, are you sure CD cannot rotate one or more glyphs in a text stream?

What I need is partial text rotation but glyph rotation for each(at same position) 

rotation.png

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I just can do it via copy&paste like shown in the GIF: make "12" an extra text and copy/cut&paste it at the certain point.

 

Cheers

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26 minutes ago, PixelPest said:

I just can do it via copy&paste like shown in the GIF: make "12" an extra text and copy/cut&paste it at the certain point.

Yes I learned from your previous post. but there will be hundreds of Tate Chu Yoko style in the content if I create a book/magazine/newspaper, so it will be difficult to handle them.
There's crazy complex layout rules called "JIS X 4051" in Japan.
https://www.w3.org/TR/jlreq/

All of Adobe software has Tate Chu Yoko as built-in style.
https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/formatting-cjk-characters.html

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I´m sorry - but I can´t help you any further.

You definitely need Japanese text handling inside Affinity apps and I can´t  tell if there are any plans for that.

As much I love and use Japanese woodworking tools (Dozuki, Kataba, Ryoba, Kanna etc) the "Requirements for Japanese Text Layout" are something special as I´m from the other side of this planet. ;):D

All the best and with kindest regards.

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